Tube Trap - Rust Resistant
Tube Trap - Rust Resistant
- Price $55.00 EACH
WCS is pleased to offer the new & improved ARMOR-COATED Tube Trap. The Tube Trap is treated with an electro-plating process which is olive drab in color and is highly rust resistant. No need to dip, dye, or spray paint these traps. Just pull them out of the box and use them. Will last for years.
This tunnel shaped trap is a very effective squirrel and rodent trap. Constructed of 21-gauge steel, the trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 15 inches long, and is powered by a beefy double torsion spring. Used either baited or non-baited, the Tube Trap is a natural attractant to squirrels wanting to run through it or hide in it. Once the squirrel reaches the triggering pan in the middle of the trap, the double torsion spring triggers the strike bar. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view. The WCS™ Rust Resistant Tube Trap comes with a built in safety latch to prevent the trap from prematurely firing while setting.
Caution: The Tube Trap is a lethal trap, use special care when and where setting.
SETTING DIRECTIONS: To set the trap, position the trap in front of you with the Strike Bar and the Coil Springs next to
your body. The Trigger and Pan Back should be jutting out on the other side of the tube away from your body. See trap
pictured above. Flip the Trigger and the Safety so they are both pointing up toward the ceiling. Press down the Strike
Bar, with the palms of your hands, so that it touches the Bracket. While holding down the Strike Bar, take a finger and flip
the Trigger over the Strike Bar then flip the Pan Back so it slips over the Trigger end. The Strike Bar applies tension on
the trigger and pan back. Now you are able to flip the Safety before the Strike Bar to make transporting the trap easier
and safer. DO NOT STICK FINGERS INSIDE. The TRAP IS NOW SET.... use caution when positioning. DO NOT
dry fire trap as this may cause damage to the strike bar.
PAN ADJUSTMENT: You can adjust the pan sensitivity by adjusting the location of the trigger (dog) in the Pan Back
Push up the Pan Back to make the pan less sensitive. Position the very end of trigger into the back of the pan to make it
more sensitive. This also lowers the pan inside the trap.
My vegetable garden was being destroyed by squirrels. I used to use a cage trap and relocate them 10 miles away but learned most relocated squirrels die soon after being relocated. So I decided it was more humane to dispatch them quickly in my back yard and save the money I was spending for gas.
The trap is VERY effective. However, as others have noted it does require some strength & practice to set it. I watched 2 or 3 different videos before I got the hang of it. I'm a 77 year old out-of-shape homeowner and can now set it on the first try. (The spring is VERY strong.)
At first, I tried peanut butter as bait. Very messy and attracted ants, not squirrels. I switched to the black sunflower seeds that come in bird seed and found it to be a much more effective bait. I superglued a small bottle cap to the bait platform to hold the sunflower seeds. After I cock the trap, I use a spoon to gently place the sunflower seeds into the cap on the platform.
One word of warning. This is an extremely powerful lethal trap. When you are handling it, always make sure the safety hook is engaged once you have cocked the spring or you could loose a finger. For that reason I do not recommend this trap if you have small children or a kitten.
I do bring my trap inside every evening at dusk & put it back out in the morning.
In sum, very effective lethal squirrel trap but is not for everyone. - Mike C